The recent thunderstorms have helped to alleviate our air quality and brought the PSI down to the moderate range (as of the date of this article; view haze update). Hopefully, it will continue to improve and eventually return to the Good range (0 – 50 PSI).
But this article is less about the haze, and more about the thunderstorms ahead. Entering October in less than a week’s time, we can expect wet weather for the upcoming months. Known as the inter-monsoon months, October and November are when these storms are most frequently observed. Then, the actual monsoon season will begin; with December and January as the wet phase.
What does this mean?
Check your roof
Be sure to check the condition of your roof. Worn or warped shingles can crack, allowing rainwater to enter your home. Apartment type home owners should especially check areas above their homes where water usage is more prevalent. If you’re uncomfortable with heights, or unsure of how to go about checking areas susceptible to water leakage, contact a professional waterproof contractor or specialist. Not only will they highlight any issues with your roof that you may need to address, but they should also be able to give you an idea of your roof’s remaining lifespan and provide an estimate of the replacement cost should you need one.
Clean your gutters and downspouts
Most homes feature gutters and downspouts, which are designed to capture rainwater that falls on your roof and carry it away from the home; either towards a municipal drain or far enough from the premises that it won’t affect your foundation.
When fall arrives and the trees begin shedding leaves, gutters often become clogged, which reduces their efficacy. So, be sure to check your gutters and downspouts for damage and blockages.
Seal your windows
Consider any other means that water can enter your home. Points of ingress/egress are the next culprit, so be sure to check the seal on your doors and windows.
If the seal is cracked or brittle, or if you’ve noticed any leaks, it WILL need replacing. A good method to prolong the lifespan of your seals is to install covers on your window wells to protect them from the worst of the elements.
In Singapore, hiring a professional waterproofing contractor or specialist to inspect and decide the best solution in waterproofing your home is an investment and will guarantee that the job is a job well done; Let us help you protect your household and workplace. We are an experienced waterproofing specialist and waterproofing contractor in Singapore, always ready to help in preventing, if not fixing your water leakage issue or water seepage issue. Our waterproofing solutions include commercial and industrial building waterproofing, water leakage detection and repair, concrete repair, spalling concrete, external wall repair, pitch roof waterproofing, metal roof waterproofing, pu grouting (pressure grouting), RC roof acrylic (water membrane), RC roof torch on membrane, RC gutter waterproofing, rope access work, window resealant & glass panel facade waterproofing.
If you require any service that wasn’t listed above, please feel free to call us and check.
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